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School Meals

At Bowes Primary School, we provide nutritious, healthy food, which we serve in an environment that promotes social interaction between the children.

The meals at Bowes are provided by The Pantry. Parents can choose their child's meal preferences via their private online account, organised by The Pantry Team. Parents can also contact The Pantry at:

Since September 2014, all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 have been offered a school meal at no cost to the parent or guardian. 

For the academic year, September 2023 - July 2024, all children in Key Stage 2 (Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 & Year 6) are entitled to a Free School Meal as part of the Mayor's Funding Programme. We will inform you whether this offer will continue for future years when we receive any updates. 

(For the academic year, September 2022 - July 2023, the cost of a school meal in KS2 was £2.57 per day or £12.85 per week which was payable via The Pantry).

Our current school meals menu is available to download below.

Free School Meals/Pupil Premium 

You are entitled to free school meals if you are receiving one of the following:

  • Income support
  • Income based Job Seeker's Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance (IR)
  • Supported under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit, provided that your annual income is less than £16,190
  • The guarantee element of State Pension Credit

Please note those receiving Working Tax Credit cannot apply.

If you would like to apply for free school meals the form is attached, you will need to take it with your proof of entitlement to Pupil Benefits at the Civic Centre, Enfield.